Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xvi], 294,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1992.
Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition. Unread in Near Fine condition, minute scrapes to gilt pages and bump to spine. SIGNED by author Richard Condon.
It is the early 1970s amid American fears of Soviet Communism. Leila Aluja's job with the government's top counter-espionage unit requires her to reinvent herself often while tracking down a Sino-Albanian spy ring. Leila falls for Albania Spymaster Josef Shqitonja but must remain separated from him as he searches for a life-prolonging yogurt formula. A wickedly funny satire of the love of money.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Features gilded, sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best.